As you know I pay for a licence to podcast and the money goes to recording artists. I have also had a very strict policy of only allowing my podcasts to be downloaded (as per the terms of my licence) and never making jukebox items downloadable. I also post all my audio files at 112 kbps which is 200 kbps lower than normal CD quality audio. I believe this is the right way to present music on a blog as it is mutually beneficial to both artist and blogger.
Therefore, I am always so pleased when I hear from one of the performers that I have featured (unless, of course, they have been featured on "Where Does He Find Them," which has never happened and I hope it never will). It makes me feel like I've contributed to the artistic endeavour of the world even though I am no artist myself.
Thank you, Derrick and, I must say, you have one mighty fine voice.